A survey of continuing professional development activities and attitudes amongst catalogers

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Abstract

It has been widely recognised that MLS courses and on-the-job training need to be supplemented by continuing professional development (CPD), if catalogers are to fulfil their potential and remain in the field. The results of a questionnaire survey show that catalogers and other metadata specialists are undertaking a broad range of CPD activities, and would welcome more opportunities. They are especially keen on short courses, but also interested in more formal and longer-term programs, and are looking to upgrade their skills and knowledge in both traditional and emerging areas. While most think that their CPD efforts can advance their careers, many catalogers consider levels of support from employers and the profession to be less than adequate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-58
Number of pages24
JournalCataloging and Classification Quarterly
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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